Starting out with an owner-operator trucking business

Starting out with an owner-operator trucking business

Guide on how to start a trucking business as an owner operator, including getting paid, expected costs, and more.

“How long do I have to keep these?”: FMCSA record retention for owner-operators and small fleet owners

“How long do I have to keep these?”: FMCSA record retention for owner-operators and small fleet owners

FMCSA record retention best practices or how long you need keep driver vehicle inspection reports, testing and more.

Top tax filing tips for owner-operators

Top tax filing tips for owner-operators

Common tax issues and tips for owner-operators and trucking companies including how to get organized and what you can (and can't) write off.

Driver Qualification Files: What They Are and What Goes in Them

Driver Qualification Files: What They Are and What Goes in Them

Whether you run a massive fleet or a company of one, you’ll need a driver qualification file (DQF) for each of your drivers — including yourself, if you have your own authority.

Tracking miles for IFTA

Tracking miles for IFTA

The best IFTA tracking methods including recommended IFTA mileage trackers like the best apps, software, and GPS trackers.

Buying a truck: Should you get a new or used rig?

Buying a truck: Should you get a new or used rig?

Should you get a new or used truck? We put together this article to help you decide if buying an 18 wheeler is a good investment.

Understanding owner-operator expenses and costs

Understanding owner-operator expenses and costs

The average independent owner-operator works at a 5% profit margin—not including salary. What does that mean? And how can you estimate yours?

Should You Get Your Trucking Authority? Weighing the Pros and Cons

Should You Get Your Trucking Authority? Weighing the Pros and Cons

If you’ve been leased onto a company or working as a company driver for a while, you’ve probably considered stepping out and getting your own authority. Before you take the leap, you should weigh the upsides and the downsides.

How does IFTA work?

How does IFTA work?

A breakdown of how IFTA works including common scenarios explaining the reason behind charges so you know what to expect.

Fuel Surcharge Calculator

Fuel Surcharge Calculator

A fuel surcharge calculator for calculating your the fuel surcharges in your trucking business based on baseline fuel price and MPG.

Cost Per Mile Calculator

Cost Per Mile Calculator

A free tool to help you calculate your cost per mile including breakdowns of expenses like fixed costs and variable costs.

Calculating your cost per mile

Calculating your cost per mile

To calculate your cost per mile, simply divide your total expenses by your total miles. Want examples? Click to see what this looks like.